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Born in the Dominican Republic, Ines Thomas Almeida holds a PhD in Historical Musicology from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at IELT/FCSH of said university. For her dissertation "The German Gaze: Portuguese musical practice at the end of the Ancient Regime according to German sources", under the supervision of Rui Vieira Nery, she was given the highest classification per unanimity. Her PhD was fully funded by a research grant from the FCT, as is her Post-Doctoral research. Her main research interests are Portuguese and Spanish Renaissance Music, music in the 18th century, modern travel literature, women and music, proto-feminisms, transnational cultural networks, and German, Austrian and Portuguese connections in the 18th century. She published peer-reviewed articles about musical practices in the 18th-Century as seen by foreigners, as well as about Portuguese composers and the Third Reich. She is a lecturer at the Nova University of Lisbon, currently teaching History of Female Composition from Middle Ages to the 21st Century. Former courses were Music Culture and also Travelogues as Musicological Sources. She was a teacher for Aural Education and Music History of the 20th Century at the National Superior Academy for Orchestra. She lived in Germany between 2003 and 2016 and created a NGO for the Portuguese community in Berlin. In this context, she was responsible for numerous cultural, social and humanitarian initiatives, both for their concept as for their funding, having been distinguished by several institutions for her work on behalf of the community.

Education/Academic qualification

Ciências Musicais, Doctorate, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)

Award Date: 4 Oct 2021

Music, Bachelor, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock


Award Date: 29 Sep 2007


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